Senior GIS Project Scientist, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, UK


Job Title:  Senior GIS Project Scientist
Employer:  Health Protection Agency (HPA)
Department:  Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA), Emergency Response Department (ERD)
Salary:  £30,460 - £40,157 per annum (NHS Agenda for Change - Pay Band 7)
Working Pattern:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Job Type:  Permanent
Location:  Porton Down, Salisbury

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Closing date:  03/04/2012

This job provides an excellent opportunity to work as part of a small, integrated multidisciplinary team in a focused and friendly environment, with collaborators both within and outside of ERD and the HPA. You will utilise, develop and maintain innovative GI systems to meet the emergency response requirements of ERD and the health protection requirements of the wider Agency. Working within MRA you will have a particular focus on the study of, preparedness for and response to high impact emerging infectious disease threats and bioterrorism.

You will be educated to at least first degree level in GIS, Geography or an Environmental or Scientific subject with a significant GIS component. You will have extensive experience of GIS software (including, but not exclusively ESRI products) and of their application within Government, research or commercial organisations. You will be required to proactively manage specific components of GIS-based projects covering both the research and operational functions of the GIS-team. Good communication skills are a must, as well as an enthusiasm to learn new skills and a proven record of delivering complex projects on time. Appropriate security clearance will be required for the successful candidate.

In addition to ongoing training, we offer a friendly and supportive working culture with flexible working, excellent staff amenities including a restaurant, nursery for 0-5 years, open learning facilities, sports and social facilities, generous leave allowances, pensions and life assurance.